… Bread hawker turned model lives like a princess with husband and daughters
Happy go lucky gal, Olajumoke Orisaguna, the Agege bread hawker turned serenaded model, has moved into her three bedroom apartment in Surulere (Lagos), courtesy of Sujimoto Construction, ENCOMIUM Weekly was authoritatively informed.
Along with her aluminum windows and doors installer husband Sunday, two daughters, Grace (5) and Precious (18 months), the 27 year old hair stylist from Iree (Osun state) began a new life in the luxury apartment two months after being discovered and catapulted into fame and fortunes by TY Bello (renowned photographer and singer) and Azuka Ogujiuba (a lovable journalist with ThisDay).
And one of the best things to happen to her and her family was the five year rent for the Surulere apartment which came fully furnished with modern gadgets and beautiful household pieces.
Sijibomi Ogundele, the young man behind Sujimoto Construction, promised and fulfilled three weeks back when the Orisagunas moved in weeks after leaving Liberty Bakery on Commercial Avenue, Sabo, where she and her daughter slept, along with dozens of hawkers and bakers. She was moved into a hotel nearby by TY Bello temporarily.
A senior staffer at Sujimoto Construction told ENCOMIUM Weekly on Thursday, April 14, 2016, “Yes, we paid for 5 years. And we also have plans to extend it until she finds her feet. The Olajumoke story is a lifetime project for us at Sujimoto. It is our intention to help her discover her true potential and translate them into success.”
The 3 bedroom apartment, painted beige, has a fully equipped kitchen with cooking gas and cylinder and modern gadgets.
The sitting room parades a full multi-seater settee, coffee table, dining set, flat screen TV set, home theater, generator and air conditioner.
The bedrooms are dominated by family size beds with frames, ceiling and standing fans.
Olajumoke Orisaguna, determined to rake in money to support her family and business, had relocated to Lagos in January (her second adventure) to hawk bread from dawn to dusk with a gross profit of N300 to N700 per day.
But photo-bombing TY Bello’s shoot of Nigerian-British rapper Tinie Tempah in February around Sabo (Yaba) changed her life for good. Delicately positioning her loaves on a tray, she strolled right through the shoot, and enquiries about whether she was originally part of the set led to a series of events which ended with her photograph on the cover of ThisDay Style.
And a roller coaster fairy tales played itself out as she later turned into a model with endorsements and gifts to boot.
The soft spoken, fair skinned lady (who speaks only Yoruba in her dialect) is now a millionaire, attracting endorsements and donations. And at the last count, she has in her kitty:
N1 million from Payporte as its ambassador
Scholarship for her children to university level from Stanbic IBTC
N100,000 and clothes from Divine Endowments
Another $3,000 from an anonymous donor
N1 million from Shirley Confectionery as ambassador
N500,000 from Madam Biobak (owner of popular Abuja restaurant)
3 bedroom apartment in Surulere from Sujimoto’s Sijibomi Ogundele
Training in communication and etiquette paid for by Sujimoto
About N50,000 from the fashion show at Polo Club, Ikoyi (Lagos).
Soon, colleagues and friends of Olajumoke who hawk bread will get N10,000 apiece from a donor. 25 bread hawkers will benefit from the scheme.
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– an encomium.ng exclusive, April 14, 2016